Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Michael Tolliver Lives, by Armistead Maupin

(hb; 2007: Book Seven of the Tales of the City series)

From the inside flap:

"Having survived the plague that took so many of his friends and lovers, Michael [Tolliver] has learned to embrace the random pleasures of life, the tender alliances that sustain him in the hardest of times. Michael Tolliver Lives follows its protagonist as he finds love with a younger man, attends to his dying fundamentalist mother in Florida, and finally re-affirms his allegiance to a wise octogenarian who was once his landlady."

Review:

Warm, witty and (occasionally) vexing as the rest of the series, this time exclusively from the POV [point of view] of Michael Tolliver.

Shawna Hawkins, Brian's punk-blogger-stripper daughter, injects a lot of joy into the book.

Excellent read. Check it out.

Followed by Mary Ann in Autumn.

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